The annual Prep School Parent and Pupil tennis tournament
raised over £250 for WellChild. Every year there are more entries, more
brother/sister combinations (despite the title of the tournament), the weather
improves, standards are higher and the competition is fiercer!
Two pools of 13 pairs played in round-robin style in the
morning to establish two top pairs to play a cross-over semi-final – this could
mean that the final could be a replay of an earlier match! In the semi-finals
Rebecca Todd (Y6) remained calm and collected to beat Monty Graveney (Y6) (who
had won all 11 of his round-robin matches) while William Henry (Y5) (also
semi-finalist 2013) played a steady game to defeat Sumaya Dowling-Membrado (Y8)
and secure a place in the finals.
A South Africa v America final! At 6-6 and two changes of
end it was anyone’s match to win. Consistent serving and great volleying from
Rebecca pushed her and her father into the lead, at which point they became
more confident, showing that they were the No. 1 pair winning 15-7.
Our thanks to the immense support from both day and boarding
pupils, parents and pseudo-parents, siblings, staff and catering who
contributed to a truly fun family event.